Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year's Spirit of Our community Awards! The nomination period has now closed. The daedline to submit nominations was Tuesday, October 31, 2017. We look forward to announcing this years winners at the Annual Meetinfg & Celebration on Thurday, November 16 at the Orchard Restaurant Events Barn. Learn more about this event.

The extraordinary character of the Cashiers Area is reflected in the people who live, work and play in Cashiers, Glenville, Sapphire and Lake Toxaway.

 “Volunteerism and civic leadership have greatly influenced the quality of life we enjoy here on the Plateau. These awards are an important opportunity to honor those individuals who have dedicated their efforts to ensuring our valued experience continues,” explained Stephanie Edwards, Executive Director.

 In recognition of the commitment and contribution of outstanding individuals of our mountain communities, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its 2017 Spirit of Our Community Awards.


CITIZEN OF THE YEAR - Presented to an individual who has significantly and positively impacted community development through vision, innovation and leadership.

BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR - Presented to a business representative who has leveraged commercial resources to support community initiatives in an extraordinary manner.

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR - Presented to a teacher or administrator who has uniquely promoted character development and motivation as a foundation for future success.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - Presented to an individual who has generously given of their personal time, talent and/or financial support to improve the lives of those in our community.

EVERGREEN AWARD – Presented to an individual, business or other organization whose work reflects respect of natural resources and the value of sustainability.

ARTS & CULTURE ADVOCATE AWARD – Presented to an individual, business, or other organization whose work promotes artistic enhancement or cultural awareness.

Award winners are selected by committee and announced at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Celebration to be held from 5:30 to 8:00 on Thursday, November 16th at The Orchard Restaurant’s Event Barn. Winners traditionally also are publicly applauded as they ride in the Cashiers Christmas Parade, scheduled this year for Saturday, December 9th. 

For more information on these and other Chamber activities and for Celebration reservations, contact 828.743.5191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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